Midi Dresses For Big Busts

Are Midi dresses for big busts flattering? Well the key is the hem length not you chest so it actually depends more on your feelings about that. The midi is one of those styles which appear on and disappear off the fashion catwalks but will forever remain popular with many women, whatever the vagaries of the fashion trends in vogue at any given time.

One of the advantages of this length garment is that it can be worn on almost any occasion; for evening wear, at a prom, garden parties, work or social functions.

Blue Banana - Ruched V Neck DressRuched V neck

What are Midi Dresses? Simply put they are any gowns where the hemline ends around mid calf.

I have to be honest and say that midi length dresses cannot be considered neither good or bad as dresses for big busts, it all comes down to the fit and the neckline. 

Just remember that models always tend to be tall so if a hem looks high in the picture, it may well be mid calf on most ladies.

Do midi dresses suit big busted women? Of course I have to say yes but actually since the whole issue relates to the hem height, the answer is - no more or less than for any other women.

However, since it means some leg is showing, that will often take the eye down which means away from your bust which can mean it is more helpful than a maxi dress, for example.

Bodycon Midi Dresses

As the bodycon style is certainly the style du jour, there are plenty of examples of bodycon midi dresses about. There is a relatively recent trend of copying the clothes that celebrities wear so I thought I would show two of these 'celebrity inspired' frocks.

Obviously these are not the real thing, just copies on Amazon but they do have the advantage of being considerably cheaper than the real thing and useful if you want to match the style of certain celebs.

Midi Or Maxi Dresses

Mesh Midi dresses for big breastsMesh Dress
Are midi dress for big busts flattering?Fit and Flare

Watch out for mis-labelling. Often retailers classify any dress with a hem below the kneee as a maxi dress. Just use your own judgement.

These two examples actually remind me that the best midi dresses for big busts must always have appropriate necklines. V neck dresses always work well for big boobs.

Another very helpful feature for the 'lot up top' sisterhood is a sleeveless look - see below. That bare flesh creates vertical lines which stops the eye seeing that big block of horizontal boobage.

Midi Dresses For Big Busts

Zeagoo Women's Sexy Spaghetti Strap Plunging V Neck Sheath Bodycon DressSheath Dress
Summer midi dressJersey Dress

As you may see if you click on any of the links, some online retailers add dress lengths to their descriptions. I think this is incredibly helpful as it stands to reason that a frock that is a maxi on a shorter lady will possibly be a midi length dress on a taller lady. 

In recent years online retailers have really improved their web designs and many also state the height and dress size of the model, which helps you make a more informed decision.

I particularly like the online retailers that offer a variety of lengths on the same dress. It is great to see that the retailers are finally picking up on the fact that we are all different shapes and sizes.

Formal midi dressMesh Dress
Casual midi dressCrinkle Dress

These are good examples to show that the midi length dress is also perfect for formal occasions, weddings or summer garden parties.

By contrast, the ink print, crinkle dress to the right is clearly made for balmy summer days. It could be teamed with a jacket for work or cooler evenings, but otherwise seems the perfect sort of normal day time wear.

If you are actually more comfortable with a slightly longer length, check out the page on summer maxi dresses

Midi Dresses With Sleeves

Cfanny Women's Lace Nude Illusion See Through Bodycon DressIllusion Bodycon
Isassy Long Sleeve black bodycon midi dressStretch Bodycon

The purple dress has lace effect full length sleeves which hints at bare flesh but does not actually show it. Particularly useful if your arms are not as toned as they once were. Both are generally good looks for most women because it exposes the thinner lower arms and wrists.

It is also interesting because the hem length might be considered a mini dress but the lower hanging lace overlay technically means it is a midi length dress.

AX Paris Women's Deep V front Floral Midi Black DressFloral Plunge
Allegrace Womens Sleeveless Sexy Bodycon Midi Bandage Party Evening DressBandage Bodycon

Again, think closely about the neckline. V neck and scoop neck styles sut most big busted women but how much you choose to bare is a very personal decision.

Floral Midi Dresses for Big Boobs

Chesca Abstract Block Floral DressAbstract Block
True Decadence Floral Prom DressFloral Prom Dress

There is something about floral designs which makes you immediately think of balmy summer days. This is a lovely look for summer parties, work or general social occasions.

These two floral below the knee length dresses differ. On the right is a body hugging sheath dress. I would actually watch the length of the sleeves on that as it is very close to a level of the breasts. This is someting to avoid if you are big boobed.

Whereas the other is a sleeveless A line dress. Generally one of the best dresses for big boobs because the width of the skirt balancing out any large chest. Also, floral patterns can break up blocks of colour and reduce the impact of big breasts. See the photo of Christina Hendricks in the right hand column.

Midi - To Be or Not To Be

Midi dresses for busty womenLace
ACEVOG Women's Sexy Sleeveless Floral Lace Tiered Long Irregular Party DressTiered party Dress

These two dresses got me thinking. Are they actually midi dresses? We are used to seeing a horizontal hem so any asymmetric design will always confuse us slightly.

Both have a hem which ends around the calf which technically could mean they are midis - I am still unsure. What I do like is variety of choice so I am pleased to include them here.



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Best midi dress for big busts
Simply Be

There is a relatively new line of frocks 'inspired by' Kelly Brook, a well known British big bust celebrity model at Simply Be.

I have not tried them myself yet but logically they should be roomy in the bust area and the pictures certainly suggest that.

I have huge reservations about how much input Miss Brook had in the design process but I am sure the actual designers deliberately made the dress suitable as a dress for big busts.


Do midi dresses suit big boobs?Mesh Insert Midi
Amazon

An interesting thought, what is a midi dress? Technically this hemline ends below the knee but because of the opaque mesh inserts you can see the leg, so perhaps it is a sort of demi midi?

It is what my mother would have classed as 'cheeky'.



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Floral midi dress for big bustsChristina Hendricks in a floral pattern midi.

In this instance I am not showing the hem length as I am sure you know where that is. I am concentrating on the effect a floral pattern has on camouflaging a large chest.